Fast Facts

  • Appeared in commercials for Lucky Charms and Charmin as a toddler.
  • Changed his name at age 5 (with his newly remarried mother's permission) from Karl Anderson Jr. to Michael David Kors.
  • Began designing clothes at 19.
  • Designed the dress Michelle Obama wore for her first official portrait as First Lady.
  • Received the Cancer Research Institute 2010 Oliver R. Grace Award in recognition of his charitable contributions.


  • Karl Anderson — Father
  • Lance LePere — Husband
  • Joan Kors — Mother
  • Bill Kors — Stepfather


  • Attended Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY


  • Birth Name: Karl Anderson Jr.
  • Birth Place: Long Island, New York
  • Birthday: August 9, 1959, Leo
  • Profession: Fashion designer
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